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  • Kansas Kid's Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.03.04
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet.Find out more and register here.
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  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.03.06
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Kansas Kid's Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.03.11
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet.Find out more and register here.
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  • We Can Do It! | School's Out Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2020.03.13
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    We Can Do It!Friday, March 13Celebrate women in science! Build a DNA model, become a riveter, and see what it takes to inspire and create.Edventure Prices (per person, per day)Member: $35Nonmember: $40Find out more and register here.
  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.03.13
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.14-2020.06.30
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
  • Women in Science - OPENS
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2020.03.14
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Bridging Art and Science: Women in ScienceOpens Saturday, March 14Get inspired as you encounter this poster gallery featuring groundbreaking women scientists and their contributions to STEM. This gallery was created by the League of Women Voters Wichita-MetroBridging Art and Science is a linear exhibit space located on Exploration Place’s indoor bridge, and features local artist pieces that illustrate the intermingling of art and science.Included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.15-2020.07.01
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2020.03.15
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.16-2020.07.02
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.17-2020.07.03
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.18-2020.07.04
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.19-2020.07.05
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.20-2020.07.06
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.21-2020.07.07
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
  • Opera Kansas performance
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2020.03.21
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Join Opera Kansas and Exploration Place for this amazing weekend of World Premiere performances. Mr. Twister and the Tale of Tornado Alley is a brand new opera adventure for kids. This funny and approachable 40 minute show, with it's colorful characters and interactive story line, helps kids to learn how to "be prepared, don't be scared" in the event of severe weather.Performances to be held in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.Included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.22-2020.07.08
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.23-2020.07.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.24-2020.07.10
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.25-2020.07.11
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
  • Senior Wednesday
    1:30 PM-2:00 PM
    2020.03.25
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Learning never stops

    Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio.For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax)Soak up fascinating knowledge during these informational and entertaining sessions, designed for active seniors.Find out more here.
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.26-2020.07.12
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.27-2020.07.13
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.28-2020.07.14
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.29-2020.07.15
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
  • Society for Creative Anachronisms
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2020.03.29
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.30-2020.07.16
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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  • Closed - COVID-19
    All day
    2020.03.31-2020.07.17
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Effective immediately, Exploration Place will close as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    We made this decision with heavy hearts, but with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as our top priority. Closing our doors temporarily will reduce the potential of transmission in the lively hands-on environment that Exploration Place is when filled with visitors.For those who have booked spring break camps, birthday parties, field trips and facility rentals, we sincerely apologize for the disruption. Our staff will contact you to discuss rescheduling and refunds, or you can call/email the following:
    • Camps, birthday parties, field trips: 316.660.0620.
    • Facility rentals (weddings, proms, receptions, etc.) 316.660.0642.
    We will assess plans for reopening our doors in coordination with public health authorities as the situation develops. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.As always, thank you for your support of Exploration Place,Adam SmithPresident/ CEO
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